The AUV Alumni Award is an annual incentive award from the Amsterdam University Association for UvA alumni who make a special contribution to society through an appealing project. The winner is a source of inspiration for others and is considered a promise for the future. The winner of the AUV Alumni Award 2020 is Thijs de Lange.
The award includes cash prizes. The first prize is 3,000 euros, the second prize 2,000 euros and the third prize 1,000 euros. The public prize is 1,000 euros. The winner must invest the prize into the project they were nominated for. Candidates can nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else. From the nominations, the jury selects a maximum of ten nominees who have a chance of winning the jury award and an award granted by the audience at the AUV Day.
The past few years, the AUV Alumni Award has contributed to a large range of projects such as providing training to impoverished young people in Honduras (educate.), connecting volunteers to civil society organisations and companies (Deedmob) and improving the oral hygiene of children in Cape Town (Healthy Teeth Challenge).